Brasserie Provence, 150 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host its fourth annual 5-course Holiday Champagne Dinner on Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. Advanced Level Sommelier Julie DeFriend from Vintner Select will be on hand to discuss her selections of a reserve sparkling wine, three unusual Champagnes and a Champagne liqueur served with dessert. Continue reading Holiday Champagne dinner at Brasserie Provence
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Brasserie Provence, 150 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a wine dinner featuring wines from Tuscany, Piedmont & The Veneto, what the restaurant is calling “the Holy Trinity” of Italian wine regions. Continue reading Explore 3 Italian wine regions at Brasserie Provence dinner
Wine dinners continue at several area restaurants, offering off-the-regular-menu dishes that highlight the chef’s talents, and introduce diners to a variety of value-priced wines. Cuvée Wine Table, 3598 Springhurst Blvd., and Brasserie Provence, 150 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy. will both offer such dinners this week. Continue reading Two notable wine dinners this week
Next week, two more-than-usually interesting wine events are taking place, both well worth the attention of budding wine enthusiasts. LouVino’s Highlands location will host a wine dinner featuring natural, unfiltered wines on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Brasserie Provence will host a tasting of three red Bordeaux on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Continue reading Two wine events worth noting
Late summer seems to energize local chefs and stimulate their desire to stretch and try some new things, which they then put on menus for special dinners. This week you can try pairings of wine with international barbecue dishes at LouVino, taste a range of wines from the Languedoc region of France at Brasserie Provence, try out a little-known Italian wine varietal (and help save Golden Retrievers) at a benefit dinner at Cuvée Wine Table and support food literacy at the Food Literacy Project Field-to-Fork Dinner. Continue reading A good week for special dinners
Restaurant specials this week are geared toward summertime tastes. Brasserie Provence provides a tasting of rosé wines on Wednesday, and LouVino veers a bit off its usual course and offers a Sunday brunch focused on beer and Bourbon. Continue reading Sip rosés at dinner, sip beer at brunch this week
Bastille Day is only a week away. For those who are not committed Francophiles, Bastille Day is July 14, the date of the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris that marked the start of the French Revolution in 1789. In France, July 14 is as big a patriotic holiday as July 4 is here in the States, or, as the French would say, les Etats Unis. And, of course, Brasserie Provence, perhaps Louisville’s most Francophilic restaurant, has some celebration in mind. Continue reading Brasserie Provence Celebrates Bastille Day
Wine dinners this week, at Varanese and Brasserie Provence, explore wines from some well-respected California winemakers, and rosés from the south of France. Continue reading Two wine dinners on tap
Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 4-course wine dinner featuring all red wines from Michel Chapoutier Winery. Certified Specialist of Wines Katie Benjamin from Terlato Estates and Certified Sommelier Jonathan Kiviniemi from Heidelberg Distributing will be the guests who will discuss the wine pairings from Chapoutier, a vineyard that has been making fine wines in the peculiar soils and terrain of the Rhône Valley since 1808.
Chef Patrick Gosden’s menu will begin with duck confit ravioli, followed by grilled merguez sausage and pearl couscous salad. The entrée will be barbecued beef spare ribs with a macaroni-smoked gouda potato wrap and radicchio spring slaw. Dessert will be a “decadent” chocolate cake.
The dinner and wine pairings will be $75.Call 502-883-3153 or go to ww.brasserieprovence.com. Wines served at the dinner will be available for purchase with 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine.
Early May is a bonanza for Louisville restaurants. The enviable surge of Derby dining is followed the next weekend by the enviable surge of families taking their moms out for brunch, lunch or dinner. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 this year. Here is a list of some of the restaurant specials being offered for moms’ delectations. Continue reading Once Derby comes, can Mother’s Day be far behind?